Guest Post: Leavenworth Adventure Park Hearing

Last summer, developers from Seattle filed an application with the City of Leavenworth to build an Adventure Park on a 10 acre parcel at the corner of Icicle Road and US 2.  The final stage in the approval process is a public hearing scheduled for April 30th at the Festhalle in Leavenworth.

The project includes an alpine coaster that will extend to the top of the mountain, bungee trampolines, and a climbing wall. Additional outdoor “adventures” and a restaurant are proposed for the second phase of the project.

Local residents are very concerned about increasing gridlock of traffic at the US 2/Icicle Road intersection, noise from patrons using the coaster and other attractions, night sky lighting, and parking.

Despite hundreds of written comments in opposition to this project, the City’s staff are recommending approval.  Friends of Leavenworth, a recently established local nonprofit, has been leading the opposition to this project. Friends of Leavenworth has hired an attorney to prepare for the public hearing on April 30th and is collecting funds to help with this expense.  Please go to the Friends website for more information about Adventure Park. And, please come to the hearing on April 30th to voice your concerns about this project.

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